Booths supermarket in UK Listeria probe

Supermarket chain Booths is being prosecuting for allegedly selling food contaminated with Listeria.

The company, which has outlets throughout the NorthWest UK also face
charges relating to food labelling and shelf life.

The 22 charges all relate to the firm’s Lytham store based in the town’s Haven Road.

The prosecution is being brought against E.H. Booths by Fylde Borough Council.

The first hearing of the case took place yesterday at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Booths – whose headquarters are on Longridge Road, Preston – successfully asked for an adjournment of the case.

More allegations involve seafood salad, fresh and smoked fish and shellfish – mussels, cockles and oysters.

The case will next be heard in January.